Philosophy News - Graduate

Two Grad Contributions to the Blog of the APA

Published: August 11, 2021

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The department is delighted and proud to announce that two of our graduate students, Kristen Beard and Alexandra Gustafson, have published pieces on the Blog of the APA. In “The Circle: How to Foster Community in the Classroom,” Kristen writes about the advantages of a teaching and discussion tool called … Read More

Pilot Program Embeds Ethics into U of T Undergraduate Technology Courses

Published: July 7, 2021

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PhD candidate Emma McClure and alumnus Benjamin Wald, who is now a postdoctoral fellow at the Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society, have participated in a pilot program that embeds ethics modules into existing undergraduate computer science courses in hopes that graduates will design and deploy future technologies in … Read More

Damian Melamedoff-Vosters Successfully Defends PhD Thesis

Published: June 28, 2021

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Congratulations to our newest PhD, Damian Melamedoff-Vosters! Damian successfully defended “The Grounds of Transcendental Idealism,” written under the supervision of Professor Nicholas Stang, on June 28, 2021. No changes were required of his thesis. Damian’s dissertation focused on the role of ground in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. In it, Damian argued … Read More

Hamish Russell Honoured with UTSC Teaching Award

Published: June 23, 2021

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We are delighted to share the news that Hamish Russell has won a 2021 UTSC Teaching Award for his outstanding work for the department over the past few years. The award recognizes the contributions by Unit 1 Course Instructors and their exceptional teaching promise. The Department of Philosophy at the University … Read More

“Generous and passionate human beings”: Inaugural Graduate Student Service Awards Go to Five Grads

Published: June 15, 2021

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“It might seem daunting,” PhD student Zain Raza acknowledged in a video providing application tips to prospective students in the Department of Philosophy earlier this year. “The size, the privilege, the status, the reputation of the department” all might make you think of it as a place focused solely on … Read More

Care, Hope, Action, Change: A Conversation with C Dalrymple-Fraser

Published: April 9, 2021

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At the end of March, C Dalrymple-Fraser, one of the department’s PhD students and course instructors, received recognition for their dedication to accessible, equitable, and practice-based undergraduate instruction in the form of a Superior Graduate Student Course Instructor Teaching Award from the Faculty of Arts & Science. C’s PHL382 course, … Read More

Rashad Rehman Wins Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for 2020 CPP Conference

Published: March 9, 2021

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PhD student Rashad Rehman has received the Outstanding Graduate Student Paper Award for the 2020 Annual Concerned Philosophers for Peace (CPP) Conference for his essay “Pieper’s Defense of Aquinas on Peace.” The yearly conference had been rescheduled to January of this year from October 2020 because of the current coronavirus … Read More

Robbie Matyasi: Our Latest PhD

Published: January 27, 2021

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The Department of Philosophy is thrilled to announce that Robbie Matyasi successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on January 25, 2021, becoming the most recent PhD among our students. Robbie, who has taken on a number of roles in the department throughout the years, defended his thesis titled “Spinoza’s Metaphysics of … Read More